Originally Posted by Louis XIV
I am living at a suburbia of the RheinMain area with a population of ~20.000 and yes, indeed, I do greet those 6,7,8 people an hour that I encounter directly on the streets.
It's not like I am yelling it from one side of the street to the other or that I disturb people who are in a conversation with somebody else.
Interesting how much of a shock this is to some of the people here that seem only to know the countryside with nobody around them in a radius of a few hundred kilometers or living in cities of a few million.
Also I have never complainted about people not greeting me in the first place, but only about those who I greeted and that could not be arsed to react to it with anything else than arrogance.
Fuuma, you are warmly welcomed to visit me at my place and have a look at how things work over here.
We can discuss about being a weirdo, fake or any of the other things you threw at my side without you even knowing me prior to my few posts in this topic afterwards like adults.
I don't know about the golf thing, but I will back up my boys in Germany on their complaints regarding peoples' everyday manners, especially vis-a-vis strangers. One of the few things that nearly all Germans I know who have visited the US have remarked to me upon is how nice, friendly and polite strangers are toward one another in daily life - at the grocery store, on the sidewalk, etc. This is not an illusion. And it makes me wonder why if everybody finds it so great they don't just act nicer. But they do not. Walking around a typical German city you're greeted with blank stares past you or scowls. In a typical German village people will actually stare AT you, mouths agape, the pinnacle of provincial vulgarism. In my experience, the only place you can find people who smile and greet each other, and even (OMG) begin conversations with one another is in the mountains, particularly the alps.
As for golf, it is in Germany an even more ridiculous game for young people to play than in the US. I believe that this predicament exists, as I am aware of several similar clubs. The reason these old farts are annoyed by your presence is that they've come to the golf club specifically to avoid people like you. You're lucky you've got white skin, I'll add.
In any event my recommendation for your golf thing would be to just step up your game (clothing wise) and wear whatever everyone else is wearing.